URI Routing in Expression Engine, CodeIgniter, Django, and Rails

Comparing URI routing between ExpressionEngine, CodeIgniter, Django, and Rails

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Agile2009 Recap

I had planned liveblog the Agile2009 sessions I attended, but ran into a couple roadblocks*.  You can see the Agile2009 sessions I DID blog.  Also, Jackson Fox went ahead and wrote a great recap from a UX perspective.  It might be more interesting for me to talk about how well I accomplished my goals for…

Find the Latest SVN Repository Tag with Ruby

Here’s a quick and dirty (and I mean DIRTY – use at your own risk) way to extract the latest tag from a SVN repository.  This is a helper method I wrote for a Capistrano deploy script: # Quick and dirty means to pull the latest tag name from an SVN repository # TODO: Error…

User Stories

Mike Cohn – (slides) Software requirements are a communication problem; balance is critical.  If business side dominates, functionality and dates mandated with little regard for constraints.  If tech dominates, we make them speak technical jargon and we lose the business need, drivers. We cannot perfectly predict a software schedule. So…we make decisions based on the…

New Python File — TextMate Template

Textmate has the ability to create new files based on a template you create.  It had a few templates for Python, but nothing exactly like I want. When I start a new python script or module, I want to: Follow the Pythonista style Parse some command line arguments – usually an input file Enable logging…

Mac Text Editors…TextMate wins!

Awhile ago a talked about choosing a text editor for web coding (html, javascript, php, python).  I’ve been using both BBEdit (for which our company has a site licence) and TextMate (30 day trial, but it seemed like it reset itself when time ran out). I liked TextMate so much better than BBEdit, I actually…